Fear Fete Horror Film Festival

The Smiling Man wins Best Monster Micro Short Film at Fear Fete 2015

We just got word that we took home the Best Monster Micro Short Film award at the Fear Fete Film Festival! We were also nominated for Best Director, Best Actor. Congratulations to The Smiling Man team and the other winning and nominated filmmakers! We would also like to thank the festival organizers, judges and attendees for making our Biloxi premiere a memorable one! We would also like to thank the filmmakers, vendors and staff that made this all possible.

For a complete list of award winners, check the Fear Fete website at http://www.fearfete.com/awards.html

About Fear Fete Horror Film Festival & Convention

Fear Fete Horror Film Festival and Convention brings together the greatest horror fans, filmmakers, and professionals in the genre for a weekend of spine tingling entertainment at the MS Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, MS. Fear Fete features chilling horror films, horror attractions that will leave you breathless, entertaining fan panels, hands-on workshops, killer cosplay, and even more insane events. If you're looking for the ultimate horror experience, then you've found it!

Fear Fete has been recognized as one of the best horror film festivals in the country, earning numerous awards from respected industry organizations and the media. Fear Fete works closely with several media and distribution partners to bring horror film fans the best independent films from around the world.  

Find out more on their website at http://www.fearfete.com/

Where to see The Smiling Man this weekend - Week of 10/18

Looking to check out The Smiling Man this weekend? We'll be screening in 3 festivals over 3 states in the U.S. this weekend!

Saturday, 10/17 @ 3:30pm - Fear Fete Horror Film Festival & Convention / Biloxi, Mississippi

The Smiling Man comes to Biloxi, Mississippi as a part of a fantastic gathering of the greatest horror fans, filmmakers and professionals in the genre at the MS Coast Convention Center. The Smiling Man is nominated for 3 awards: Best Micro Short Film, Best Micro Short Director (AJ Briones and Best Micro Short Actor (Strange Dave).

Online Ticket Sales end after 10/15, but will also be available at the door!

Saturday, 10/17 @ 7pm - Idaho Horror Film Festival / Boise, Idaho

The Smiling Man screens at the Idaho Horror Film Festival in Screening Block 7, in front of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003), with Leatherface actor Andrew Bryniarski in attendance for this special celebrity screening. The Smiling Man Writer/Director AJ Briones will be in attendance as well! And as an added bonus, on Sunday, A.J. stops by Mark Stolaroff's  "No Budget Film School" class to talk about the making of The Smiling Man, among other things.

Sunday, 10/18 @ 3:20pm - Fright Night Film Fest / Louisville, Kentucky

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday! The Smiling Man caps the weekend off in Louisville, Kentucky at the Ramada Hotel & Convention Center for Fright Night Horror Weekend! With celebrity guests, vendors, events and fantastic films! We screen in the Goldenrod Screening Room at approximately 3:20pm. If you're in town, be sure to check it out!

The Smiling Man Review: "the mark of a truly skilled manipulator of emotion."

The great folks at Horror House Party reviewed The Smiling Man during our screening at the Horrible Imaginings Horror Film Festival in San Diego. The review comes in two parts, one is spoiler-free, and the other spills most of the juicy plot details.

If you have yet to see The Smiling Man, it's probably better to just check out the "spoiler free" review. You can check it out here:

http://horrorhouseparty.com/news/2015/09/29/smiling-man-spoiler-free/

Spoiler Alert!

For those of you who have already seen it, check out their very positive review below:

http://horrorhouseparty.com/mccabriablog/2015/09/29/smiling-man-review/

Looking to see The Smiling Man? It is screening in 15 film festivals all over the world in October alone! This weekend, we will be at the Sacramento Horror Film Festival (Oct. 10, actress Abbi Chally and her mom Mellisa will be in attendance!), next weekend we will be in Boise at the Idaho Horror Film Festival (10/17, writer/director AJ Briones in attendance!), Biloxi for the Fear Fete Horror Film Festival & Convention (nominated for 4 awards!) and Louisville for Fright Night Film Fest!

For a complete list of our upcoming screenings, check out our screening page here:  http://www.thesmilingmanmovie.com/#tour-section

Fear Fete Horror Film Festival - The Smiling Man Nominated for 3 Awards

We were surprised an honored to find out that The Smiling Man is nominated for 3 awards at the upcoming Fear Fete Horror Film Festival and Convention! The awards we are nominated for are: Best Micro Short, Best Director (AJ Briones) and Best Actor (Strange Dave).

Catch The Smiling Man at Fear Fete October 16-18! Tickets are available online now! Click the button below to purchase one today!

About the Fear Fete Horror Convention and Film Festival

Fear Fete has been recognized as one of the best horror film festivals in the country, earning numerous awards from respected industry organizations and the media. Fear Fete works closely with several media and distribution partners to bring horror film fans the best independent films from around the world.  

Fear Fete Horror Film Festival and Convention brings together the greatest horror fans, filmmakers, and professionals in the genre for a weekend of spine tingling entertainment. Fear Fete features chilling horror films, haunted attractions that will leave you breathless, entertaining fan panels, hands-on workshops, killer cosplay, and even more insane events. If you're looking for the ultimate horror experience, then you've found it!

Find out more on their website at http://www.fearfete.com

Official Selection - Fear Fete Horror Convention and Film Festival

Our Mississippi Premiere comes on Saturday, October 17 when The Smiling Man screens in Biloxi for Fear Fete, the Horror Convention and Film Festival. We are excited to announce that we will be screening in the Clown House block with the short "The Red Balloon" and the feature "Circus of the Dead."

Fear Fete runs from October 16-18, featuring a great selection of Horror shorts and features, with fantastic events and special guests, including a fully working haunted house attraction, costume contest, panels, workshops, vendors, artists and much more.

Tickets are available now online! Click the button below to purchase one now.

About the Fear Fete Horror Convention and Film Festival

Fear Fete has been recognized as one of the best horror film festivals in the country, earning numerous awards from respected industry organizations and the media. Fear Fete works closely with several media and distribution partners to bring horror film fans the best independent films from around the world.  

Fear Fete Horror Film Festival and Convention brings together the greatest horror fans, filmmakers, and professionals in the genre for a weekend of spine tingling entertainment. Fear Fete features chilling horror films, haunted attractions that will leave you breathless, entertaining fan panels, hands-on workshops, killer cosplay, and even more insane events. If you're looking for the ultimate horror experience, then you've found it!

Find out more on their website at http://www.fearfete.com